The capitelles - Chemin de la Guinette

The capitelles - Chemin de la Guinette

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On Laure-Minervois vast territory, many "capitelles", simple drystone sheperds shelters , are a witness of history of the rural world.
Each capitelle has a different feminine name in the alphabet order.


Follow the yellow marks

Départ facing away from the town hall.

Go left, then at the crossroad , take the "Rue des Oliviers", where you will fin the beginning of the markings.

At the top of the the allotment , turn right and go towards the garrigue where the first sign on the left shows the path towards  a small capitelle above which, a bigger one with a shelter is built on the separating wall. 

Go through a grove of green oak trees and giant broom, turn left on the cart path, then right to reach an old elevated garden, with a renovated capitelle next to a small chasm.

Climb up about 10 stone step and get back into the garrigue. Turn right and follow the wall on the North. 

At the water tower, go back on the old cart path. Then turn right, follow « Retour 1 » towards the village to go back to the starting point.
  • Departure : Laure-Minervois - Mairie town hall
  • Arrival : Laure-Minervois - Mairie town hall
  • Towns crossed : Laure-Minervois


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